Mr Erik Fågelsbo new National Member for Sweden at Eurojust


Mr Erik Fågelsbo has been formally appointed as the new National Member for Sweden at Eurojust. He will succeed Ms Marie Lind Thomsen, with whom he has been working at the Agency as Deputy National Member since March 2020. He already served as acting National Member since July last year. Mr Fågelsbo has long-standing experience in international judicial cooperation, working as Justice and Home Affairs Counsellor at the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union, among other roles.

National Member for Sweden, Mr Fågelsbo


Upon his appointment as National Member for Sweden, Mr Fågelsbo stated: ‘It is a true privilege to continue working for Eurojust in this new position, in which I will ensure Sweden’s continued support to Eurojust. I particularly look forward to the work we will do on the evaluation of the Eurojust Regulation. This will be an excellent opportunity to further fine-tune our activities and to enhance the cooperation with all our partners who are fostering judicial cooperation across the European Union and beyond’. 

The new National Member for Sweden has been appointed for a period of five years. He graduated in law at Stockholm University in 1998 and started as a public prosecutor in 2000. In 2004, Mr Fågelsbo served as legal advisor to the Swedish armed forces in Kosovo and held the rank of major. From 2005 until 2010, he again worked as a public prosecutor in the National Unit Against Corruption, also in a senior role. 

Between September 2010 and December 2011, Mr Fågelsbo worked as Seconded National Expert and assistant to the National Member for Sweden at Eurojust, before becoming a legal advisor at the Swedish Ministry for Justice. In this role, he managed the mutual evaluations on the implementation of the Eurojust legal framework by Sweden.

From February 2015 until August 2019, the new National Member worked at the Swedish Representation to the EU in Brussels, where he was involved in the Regulation on Freezing and Confiscation. In this capacity, Mr Fågelsbo was also responsible for the negotiations on the new Eurojust Regulation and the start of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO). From September 2019 until February 2020, before rejoining Eurojust, he was a temporary judge in the Svea Court of Appeal in Stockholm.